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Sites unsure whether he will run for council; Woodworth criticizes his 'yes' vote in Suez lease

Former Middletown Borough Council member Scott Sites is waiting for results of Tuesday’s primary to become official before saying if he is a candidate for election to council this …

Multiple cars shot with a BB or pellet gun in Lower Swatara, causing damage; police need your help

Lower Swatara Township police are searching for a suspect or suspects who shot cars parked in Rosedale Manor with either a BB or pellet gun. According to police, residents reported four cars were …

Middletown Area High School Prom, 2019: PHOTO GALLERY

Students dressed up and arrived in all kinds of different ways for the 2019 Middletown Area High School prom, held Saturday in the school’s cafeteria. The theme was “Starry Nights.”

Controversial housing ban may be discussed; more than 2 unrelated people can't live together

The dropping of an appeal in Dauphin County Court appears to clear the way for Middletown Borough Council to consider changes to a controversial ordinance banning more than two unrelated people from …

Family Fun Day encourages good choices about drugs and alcohol

Hundreds flocked to Hoffer Park on Saturday for the return of Dauphin County’s Family Fun Day offering a wide array of amusements with purpose. This was the second consecutive year that the …

Press & Journal brings home 14 Keystone awards, including best newspaper of its size in Pennsylvania

The Press & Journal won 14 awards in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards that were given out Saturday by the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association, including being selected as the best …

Lower Swatara beer distribution center plans on hold after being tabled by commissioners

Land development plans for a beer distribution center on the corner of Oberlin Road and Longview Drive were tabled during the Lower Swatara Township Board of Commissioners meeting May 15. …

Police say man fled van with engine on, guns and dog inside; vehicle found at Little Hollywood park

Guns, ammunition, a gas mask and a dog were found inside a truck that was left running after the driver fled in Little Hollywood Memorial Park on April 15. According to the affidavit filed with …
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2 losses end season for baseball Raiders

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Middletown Blue Raiders had a chance to earn enough points to qualify for postseason play. Win one of the two and the hopes stayed alive. Win …

Learning lessons from landing tiger musky: Tom Shank's Woods & Waters

“Got one,” came from the front of the boat. As I looked over, I could see my cousin, Don Manning, with a bent rod. He was in the typical fighting fish stance — upright with the …

Raider baseball wins three of four, but needs help to make postseason

Entering last week’s diamond action hanging on to a glimmer of hope of qualifying for postseason play, the Middletown varsity baseball team claimed victories in three of four games. The …

MAHS softball loses 2, misses postseason; team wraps up year at 12-8

 The Middletown Blue Raiders softball team finished the year at 12-8, just missing a trip to the postseason. The squad lost two of its last three games, falling May 8, 16-1 at West Perry, …

Blue Raiders have rough week, need wins to make postseason

Following a winless streak that reached three games, the Middletown varsity baseball team bounced back with a 14-3 victory over Steelton-Highspire on Wednesday to climb back over the .500 mark at …

Stellar week for Raiders, with 4 wins; Middletown in thick of race for postseason

The Middletown Blue Raiders softball team had a great week, winning four games — three by impressive margins. On Tuesday, April 30, they beat Camp Hill at home, 12-2, followed by a 16-5 home …

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’: Mrakovich makes moves to NASCAR Gander Series

Tony Mrakovich debuted in the NASCAR Xfinity Series last year, and now the 20-year-old racer has decided to start his own team called Tony Mrakovich Racing. This season, Mrakovich is participating …

MAHS baseball team goes 0-2 for week

After flying along with a six-game winning streak, the Middletown varsity baseball team came crashing back to Earth last week, suffering a pair of losses to Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division …
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Lower Swatara police say man hit sign, fled on foot through cemetery

A Middletown man faces DUI charges after he allegedly struck a speed limit sign on South Eisenhower Boulevard and fled on foot through the Highspire Cemetery. The call came in at 12:33 p.m. May …

Sessa will be MAHS valedictorian; Patel announced as salutatorian; graduation is June 4

The Middletown Area School District recently announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2019. Commencement for Middletown Area High School will be held at 7 p.m. June 4 at the …

Police say man took safe from woman for whom he had worked for 12 years: Police and Courts Roundup

A Middletown man has been charged with breaking into and stealing items from a safe owned by a woman whom the man had worked for for 12 years as a handyman and groundskeeper. Robert Mcgovern, 54, …

Lower Dauphin High School announces 3rd-quarter honor rolls

Lower Dauphin High School recently announced its distinguished honor roll and honor roll for the third period. Distinguished Honor Roll requires all “A’s” or perfect marks. For the …

Lower Dauphin Middle School students get high marks as honor rolls released

Lower Dauphin Middle School recently announced its distinguished honor roll and honor roll for the third period. Distinguished Honor Roll requires all “A’s” or perfect marks. For …

Lower Dauphin student selected as county’s Little Miss Agriculture

Anna Lee Raven, a student at East Hanover Elementary School in the Lower Dauphin School District, recently was crowned the 2019 Dauphin County Little Miss Agriculture USA. This year, she will …

Incumbents fare well for Lower Swatara commissioner, Londonderry supervisor

The three Republican incumbents on the Lower Swatara Township Board of Commissioners advanced Tuesday to the November general election.There were three seats up for grabs. With 4 of 4 precincts …
Editorials

Plenty to do near home this summer: Editorial

We are headed, finally, toward summer. Temperatures are becoming more seasonal, proms are wrapping up and graduation is around the corner. And Monday is Memorial Day. Don’t forget to honor …
Columnists

Balancing motherhood, work teaches leadership: Susannah Gal

I am a mother of two daughters, and we celebrated the college graduation of our younger one this past weekend. College was a tumultuous ride for her. Changing majors, finding jobs, building and …

Take care of hornets’ nest and stand up for worker rights in state: Matthew J. Brouillette

Recently, our state House members voted 191-6 to make the Eastern hellbender Pennsylvania’s official state amphibian. Unfortunately, some lawmakers find it easier to stand up for a salamander …

Vaccines protect you, your family and the community: Matthew Baker

Pockets of our country are experiencing a significant uptick in the number of measles. Measles is not just a harmless childhood illness. It is actually a highly contagious, dangerous disease that can …
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